A Koenigsegg? In Laredo?
I got word of this story from my lifelong friend, Edison Parra, who told me that a uber expensive hyper car had just been spotted in my home town and was destroyed across the border in Nuevo Laredo. When he told me what car it was my first reaction was, “What the F*** is a Koenigsegg CCX doing in Laredo, Texas?!”
The Koenigsegg CCX
Pronounced KOw-nig-seG, Koenigsegg is a Swedish auto manufacture that only builds record shattering hyper cars. Master builder, and Bond villain name trademark, Christian Von Koenigsegg is the founder of the company. Mr. Von Koenigsegg has a real need for speed that he still hasn’t satisfied, to our benefit, as he keep cranking out machines that would make Speed Racer’s palms sweat.
The CCX was the 3rd generation built from 2006-2010, of which they only made 49 cars. 30 of them were CCX and the rest were exclusive limited edition models.
Well, the CCX is a 800+horsepower hyper car capable of hitting 125 mph in under 10 seconds…what do you think happened? Correct. Lack of talent mixed with poor road conditions. A cocktail that has sent many super cars to an early grave as insurance write offs.
Nuevo Laredo’s El Manana newspaper broke the story of this engineering masterpiece being turned to Lego pieces less than 2 hours after crossing the border from Laredo, TX. The two cowboys in the driver and passenger seat survived and were taken to the hospital. Doctors reported the that driver suffered cracks in his vertebrae and the passenger walked away with a broken cheekbone.
Considering whats left of the CCX I say they were pretty lucky to have survived let alone be well enough to talk about it. The CCX was spotted pumping gas in Laredo at 9:00 am, and was totaled around 10:30 am.
According to the driver, the road was very slippery and lost control. The CCX crashed into a dune of dirt that sent the CCX airborne until it coincided with a storm pipe which exploded the car back to its natural elements before resting in pieces on the side of the road.
Here’s where the story takes an unexpected turn (no pun intended) the driver and passenger claim to have direct line with the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. They were on their way to an exhibition in Monterrey.
The CCX was a 2009 model and was purchased second-hand, but still carried a price tag of 1.2 million! Reports say that this WAS the only CCX Koenigsegg registered in Mexico. I wonder how much it’ll be worth in scrap?